Iowa Gov. tries to keep juvenile killers in prison

Full story: KEYC Television, Mankato, MN

DES MOINES, Iowa - Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad has commuted 38 life sentences as part of a plan to keep killers who committed their crimes as juveniles in prison and forestall their resentencings.
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1 - 11 of 11 Comments Last updated Jul 25, 2012
Ohio Wrangler

Mogadore, OH

#1 Jul 16, 2012
What a low life
Jimmy Jr

Sisseton, SD

#2 Jul 18, 2012
He sure didn't feel that way about his own kid . .

Since: Apr 08

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#3 Jul 18, 2012
Anyone convicted of murder should get either life, or death.

Since: Apr 12

Des Moines, IA

#4 Jul 19, 2012
Branstad sure didn't have any problem getting his murderous son off with a traffic ticket when he killed that couple.

Since: Apr 08

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#5 Jul 19, 2012
Jontavius wrote:
Branstad sure didn't have any problem getting his murderous son off with a traffic ticket when he killed that couple.
Please provide a link to support that claim.
Bringmedinner

San Jose, CA

#6 Jul 19, 2012
The sympathizers with actual vicious murderers should be put in prison with the scum they admire.

Since: Apr 12

Des Moines, IA

#7 Jul 22, 2012

Since: Apr 12

Des Moines, IA

#8 Jul 22, 2012
Yep...Eric Branstad was a known drunk whose shenanigans killed an elderly couple in the 90's, and Daddy got him off with a $15 traffic ticket! Eric continued to get drunk and commit crimes for years afterwards, until Terry shipped him out-of-state to a military school to spare himself the embarrassment.

When you know the truth, Branstad's desire for killers to be punished rings a tad bit hollow.

Since: Apr 12

Des Moines, IA

#9 Jul 22, 2012
The funniest part is...Eric Branstad wasn't even allowed to drive when that accident happened. And the vehicle being used was owned by Branstad's gubernatorial campaign.

But let's not let facts get in the way of Republicrat grandstanding, right?
Clay

Arlington Heights, IL

#10 Jul 25, 2012
Branstad is almost as much an egotist as Sheriff Arpaio of Arizona. Both spend too much time trying to figure out how to negate the decisions of the U.S. Supreme Court.

Think of it this way - if a child, aged 10, commits murder, he/she would be 70 years old before they are even ELIGIBLE for parole. Obviously this "system" doesn't work. I can't believe a person can't be rehabilitated (in something less than 60 years) instead of just punished.
Clay

Arlington Heights, IL

#11 Jul 25, 2012
Google - terry branstad son accident

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